However, the ECB has made the decision that the match will be replayed as an ‘independent’ event and will be unrelated to the current series which is canceled after the Oval game, with India leading 2-1.
If the ECB does not make an official announcement to award the series to India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will get involved. The board of directors and the Indian players have reiterated several times that the match will not be lost. In the event of a loss, the series honors would have been shared.
The ICC will, in all likelihood, also have to step in and find out, through its cricket committee, led by former India captain Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid as members, how to develop the World Testing Championship (WTC) cycle. due to this cancellation. Test.
The truncated England-India series kicked off the second cycle of the WTC that will culminate in 2023.
India had moved to the top of the WTC table, displacing Pakistan after the victory at the Oval. However, with the fifth test canceled and the series result in limbo, the ICC will have to communicate with BCCI and ECB to bring the deadlock to a logical end.
The series of events that led to the cancellation of the Manchester test began with the Indian team’s assistant physiotherapist, Yogesh Parmar, testing positive for lateral flow on Wednesday night. The next morning, the Indian players canceled their premature training and entered a self-imposed quarantine when Parmar’s RT-PCR report also came back positive.
IPL players start arriving in UAE
From Saturday morning, with the help of their respective franchises, the cricketers of Team India began to leave England to
Head to the United Arab Emirates for Stage 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Phase 2 begins on September 19 with the marquee clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Dubai. Mumbai Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Suryakumar Yadav arrived in Abu Dhabi, where the team is based, on Saturday morning, while UK importers of Chennai Super Kings, Moeen Ali and Sam Curran, were on their way to join their franchise in Dubai.
As for the Indian players, CSK is flying the Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur off-roaders from England. Other franchises are doing the same with their respective cricketers.
RCB captain Virat Kohli and pacemaker Mohammed Siraj also took a chartered flight from Manchester.
All Indian players have returned negative RT-PCR tests for the second time in two days and will undergo a 6-day quarantine in the United Arab Emirates.
Bairstow, Woakes, Malan retires
England players Chris Woakes and Dawid Malan have withdrawn from the IPL. Jonny Bairstow has also retired and they have “specific” reasons, according to sources.
Either your team is no longer in contention for knockouts or they don’t see themselves in Game XI, so there’s no point in traveling.
Take Bairstow, for example. With Holder, Williamson, Warner, Rashid and Nabi in the Sunrisers Hyderabad team, you will not find a place and therefore will be excluded. That is logical ”, said the sources.
Teams that remain in contention for knockouts will mostly have their top players showing up for phase 2 of the IPL, aside from those like Pat Cummins and Ben Stokes who have already been ruled out.
“Eoin Morgan, for example, joins the Knight Riders. Players from the Caribbean, Australians and New Zealanders arrive as well. It will be a full house as much as possible, barring some unavoidable recalls, ”follow-up developments say.